The first AMV Salad
had a good year on the 2007-08 convention "tour."AMV Salad 2: the Second Serving
is making the rounds for the coming year starting with Otakon 15
The "tour" schedule for this series will remain as follows.
* One video per year.
* Each video will premiere at Otakon
* The regular venues which will host panels, barring any changes, include NekoCon
, and AMA
. The list will likely expand with the addition of conventions which will place the Salads on their viewing schedules.Last call / initial deadline: passed
mp4 Download available: June 23
Otakon submission deadline: Made
Sorry you missed the boat this time, but AMV Salad 4 (theme TBA) will begin accepting submissions July 20, 2009 - the Monday after Otakon. Watch for the thread on the MEP forums to open soon.FINAL LIST OF COLLABORATORS
- material submitted / received)deuceloosely (duh )
(If I forgot anyone, please correct me on this)The "rules"
* 1. HAVE FUN! BE CREATIVE! Most of all, BE FUNNY
* 2. All entries must be no longer than 45 seconds in length.
* 3. Your video must meet the standards required for being uploaded to a-m-v.org
. Video source must be anime. No extreme graphic violence, nudity, or sexual content. The "PG-13
" standard is in effect here.
(NOTE: let's please try to not come TOO close to the line for this year's Salad..?)
* 4. If you are skilled enough to place moving anime characters on a live-action background (see AMV Hell 3
for examples), this is acceptable. On the same note, using real-life images within your clips (see "Something Fishy
" by JaddziaDax
) is also okay. Just don't let it overwhelm your production.
* 5. You can submit as many entries as you like, provided they are all different. Do not submit multiple entries that only have slight variations from each other.
* 6. Please refrain from publishing your clips to Yoo Toobe
or other such public video web sites until after the project premieres at the next Otakon
(2009 in this case). We kind of want to keep the contents of the final edit a surprise.
* 7. EVERYONE who enters this project will have at least one entry in the final compilation. The catch is you don't want to turn in just
one entry and have it be a mediocre video among the other great submissions. Show us your best effort.
* 8. No no NO SUBTITLES! The only
exception to this rule is if you inserted your own as a means of parody or left a line in to further express the point of your video. Just make sure that whatever subtitles you leave in run with the context of the sound source somehow.
* 9. NO watermarks of any kind! If you don't know how to remove that thing from playback yet, consult the Help files in the respective program (most often, it's DivX).
* 10. Plagiarism will NOT
be tolerated here! If you are found to have submitted the work of another producer without permission and credited yourself with its creation, you will be removed completely from the project AND reported to the 'org admins.
* 11. If you entered a trailer into a AMV contest (whether or not it won) and/or uploaded it to the 'org and wish to have it used in this project, that works as well.
You may also send your unfinished "doomed to incompletion" AMVs for consideration.
And now, for future reference, the answer to the most common question associated with this series:"What is a production tag?"
Okay, just so we have a point of reference, it goes like this. It's that very brief bit of film / video you always see just before the opening sequence, scene, or credits for any movie begins. They also appear at the end of every television show (the Stoopid Monkey thing after Robot Chicken or the Bad Hat cartoon after House). Some examples are the MGM lion, Columbia Pictures statue, the Universal Studios globe, etc.
Why do you need to know this? Because I want one from each of you to accompany the closing credits. If you appeared in AMV Salad 2 and are satisfied with the one you sent, let me know so I can place it for this one. Otherwise, you have until the last of May 2009 to work on it.
The same tech standards apply to these things, but keep the length to under ten seconds if possible. If you don't have a "studio," just use your 'org name.If any more guidelines are needed, this list will be modified to include them.
Send all entries to email@example.com OR
(if your email server won't allow you to transfer large files) send a download link from http://www.megaupload.com
Be sure to send the highest quality version of your work possible. If you have the option of using DVD video rather than downloaded fansubs, please do so. Seriously.
* File formats which are acceptable are (in this order of preference)
(DivX or HuffyUV preferred)
(as an ABSOLUTE last resort - please render as DV-AVI).
Please do not send anything formatted for Quicktime or encoded as divx (the file format, not the codec). Bottom line: make sure it can be viewed on Winamp
* The final compilation will be shown on full-screen mode when presented, so...
- a frame rate of 29.97
aspect ratio (if possible)
are preferred as a standard for this project. Also, do whatever you can to avoid the letterbox appearing in the final video. If it can't be eliminated, I'll do what I can to fix it on my end. I'd rather not be placed in that position, but sometimes it can't be avoided.
* Please render your clips to Progressive
(no interlace). If there is a problem with the visual quality, we'll discuss further options for remedying the situation.
* This project will be rendered as 640x420
resolution so please render your submissions as 720x480
. Please don't
use source video with resolution much
smaller than that or it will look... bad... when cropped to fit the display.
* I don't mind if audio is uncompressed (wav
). If you for whatever reason decide to compress before sending your clip, please use LAMEmp3
(stereo; 128kbps).(I know this is a lot to swallow, but the end result will be spectacular...)
For a listing of inexpensive alternatives to Windows Movie Maker, refer to the following link:http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=61207
(I personally recommend Sony Vegas 7
for those of you hooked on the WMM2 interface). If you're on a low budget, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 11
or higher is a good option.If you wish to declare interest in this project, please do so. Again, the next installment of AMV Salad opens production July 20 of this year so start thinking about the craziness you plan to bestow upon us.
Who else is up for the fourth round?